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Manchester City’s sky blue smashing of Watford proves football is broken | Jonathan Wilson | Football

Watching Pep Guardiola’s side dismantle their opponents in the FA Cup final was gruesome and reflective of a trend across Europe that suggests the time has come for a super leagueGoals! Goals! Goals! Trophies everywhere. Manchester City were brilliant on Saturday, relentless and remorseless and thoroughly deserving of equalling the record-ever margin of victory in an FA Cup final. The domestic treble is unprecedented and so too is the quality of their football: 169 goals in 61 games in all compe...

Rafael Nadal defeats Novak Djokovic to win Italian Open and set Masters record | Sport

• Nadal wins 34th Masters title, 6-0, 4-6, 6-1• Johanna Konta loses Italian Open final 6-3, 6-4Rafael Nadal won his 34th Masters 1000 title – a record – with a 6-0, 4-6, 6-1 victory over Novak Djokovic at the Italian Open. The Spaniard, who had shared the record of 33 with the Serb, warmed up for the defence of his French Open crown by securing his ninth Rome title.Nadal got off to a flying start by whitewashing the world No 1 in the opening set. It was the first time there has been a 6-0 set du...

Jeremy Kyle: more TV show guests killed themselves, it emerges | Media

Erica Pawson, whose husband was advised by Kyle to leave her, died days after appearanceA woman who was a guest on a chat show hosted by Jeremy Kyle in 2005 took her life six days after her appearance, it has emerged.Erica Pawson, 36, killed herself after her husband followed Kyle’s advice and ended their 18-year marriage. Continue reading...

Teacher suspended after her pupils criticise Italian far-right law | World news

Schoolchildren’s video presentation compared Salvini decree to 1930s racial lawsAn Italian teacher has been suspended over a video made by her students that compared a security law drafted by Italy’s far-right interior minister, Matteo Salvini, to Mussolini’s racial laws, provoking a storm of protest against her suspension across the country.Rosa Maria Dell’Aria was last week suspended for 15 days on half pay after an investigation by the education ministry’s provincial authority in Palermo foun...

Billionaire pledges to pay student debt for 2019 class at historic black college | US news

Robert Smith made pledge to eliminate students’ debt estimated at $40m at Morehouse College, Martin Luther King’s alma materA billionaire technology investor and philanthropist said on Sunday his family would wipe out the student debt of the entire 2019 class at Morehouse College in Atlanta, the alma mater of Martin Luther King Jr. Related: $1.5tn in debt: student loan crisis shatters a generation's American dream Continue reading...

Netflix close to long-term UK studio space deal at Pinewood | Media

Streaming company is producing an increasing number of shows in BritainNetflix is close to securing a deal to lease space at Pinewood Studios, home to the James Bond and Star Wars franchises, to ensure its growing slate of UK productions can be made without delay.Netflix, which is understood to be near to signing a 10-year deal with Pinewood, began the hunt for a permanent production base last year, as revealed by the Guardian. Continue reading...

Justin Bieber effect leads to closure of Icelandic canyon | World news

Fjaðrárgljúfur closed off to protect it from fans after it starred in pop star’s videoWith one music video, Justin Bieber has made a pristine Icelandic canyon famous around the world. And that’s the problem.Icelandic environmental officials have had to close off Fjaðrárgljúfur to protect it from the hordes of Bieber fans who are determined to visit the site, which is featured in the video for I’ll Show You. But these fans are not letting a few fences, signs or park rangers keep them away. Contin...

Israeli culture minister criticises Palestinian flags at Eurovision | Television & radio

Madonna and Icelandic band Hatari displayed the flags at competition’s final in Tel AvivThe Israeli culture minister, Miri Regev, has criticised the display of Palestinian flags during the Eurovision song contest final in Tel Aviv on Saturday night, including by one of Madonna’s dancers.“It was an error,” Regev, a rightwing minister known for provocative stances, told journalists before a cabinet meeting on Sunday. “Politics and a cultural event should not be mixed, with all due respect to Madon...

Iran war 'not going to happen' despite rising tensions, says Romney | US news

Revolutionary Guards chief: Iran was not pursuing war eitherOpinion: Trump supporters don’t want war with IranMitt Romney has joined the commander of the Revolutionary Guards in dismissing the threat of war between the US and Iran, despite increasing tensions in the Persian Gulf amid strategic moves by Washington. Related: Old grudges, new weapons… is the US on the brink of war with Iran? Continue reading...

Naomi Wolf: ‘We’re in a fight for our lives and for democracy’ | Books

The feminist author discusses her fears for free speech, older women, and her latest book, Outrages, a study of the persecution of gay men by the legal system in Victorian BritainWhen Naomi Wolf tells me that she’s finished with writing about herself – something she says more than once in the hour we spend together – it’s hard to know what to think. Such news is likely to be treated with a certain amount of scepticism in some quarters. Readers will recall her last book, Vagina: A New Biography –...

Jarvis Cocker: ‘I’ve lived in my head for most of my life’ | Music

He’s never been one to stick to the script. Asked about his new music, the singer talked instead about raves and caves, fatbergs and fatherhood, badgers and Brexit…When I walk into the private room in a members’ club in Soho where I’m supposed to interview Jarvis Cocker, a man in a suit with greying hair is standing with his back to me, writing something on a flip chart. My heart sinks; the room has obviously been double-booked for someone else’s business meeting. Except he then turns around slo...

'Art electricity' revives old German power station | World news

E-Werk Luckenwalde will offer workshops and studio space for artists squeezed out of BerlinWhen the Luckenwalde coal power plant in east Germany closed down soon after the collapse of communism, the locals were both relieved and concerned. “Finally people could hang out their laundry without it getting covered in soot,” said Bernd Schmidl, one of the plant’s senior employees.Worries about jobs were soon allayed when the workers were given better-paid employment elsewhere, he said. But fears rema...

The Lighthouse review: Robert Pattinson shines in sublime maritime nightmare | Film

For his followup to The Witch, Robert Eggers launches a seriously salty story of two men trapped in a turret: think Steptoe and Son at sea and in hellRobert Eggers’s gripping nightmare shows two lighthouse-keepers in 19th-century Maine going melancholy mad together: a toxic marriage, a dance of death. It is explosively scary and captivatingly beautiful in cinematographer Jarin Blaschke’s fierce monochrome, like a daguerreotype of fear. And the performances from Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson ...

Hi-tech gardens bloom at London’s Chelsea Flower Show | Life and style

3D printed soil, urban farming and artificial intelligence will all make an appearance at this year’s eventWeed is not a word often associated with the immaculate gardens of the Chelsea flower show. But with hydroponics and urban farming making grand appearances at this year’s event, it will be on a lot of visitors’ lips.“With the right lights you can grow whatever you like, even if you’re inside a dark, north-facing flat in London or Birmingham,” said Jody Lidgard, one of Chelsea’s most decorat...

Five ways to care for your scalp | Life and style

From shampooing to the brush you use, experts pass on their advice for good scalp health“The scalp is simply skin: it sweats, secretes sebum (oil) and sheds dead skin cells,” says Anabel Kingsley, a trichologist at Philip Kingsley. Eleanore Richardson, a trichologist at the Fulham Scalp and Hair Clinic in London, says shampoo is the first step to keeping the scalp healthy. She suggests shampooing more often if you use lots of hair products or have been sweating. Kingsley says: “Don’t leave more ...

Yemeni poetry thrives despite trauma of civil war | World news

Poets explore how the artform can unite people on different sides of conflictA story is often told to illustrate how central poetry is to Yemeni culture: that of the visit of a famous lute player from Baghdad.He was invited to play in Sana’a, where he performed enchanting and technically brilliant music for an hour. But when he stopped, the audience waited for the musician to start talking. Without any poetry, they thought, the entertainment could not possibly be over yet. Continue reading...

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